Environment

MAYO CLINIC / TICK REMOVAL

Environmental experts are debunking old myths when it comes to removing a tick.

U.S. Geological Survey

Environmentalists are praising the U.S. Senate for blocking a measure loosening shipping regulations on the Great Lakes -- and making it easier for invasive species to foul those waters.

In a key procedural vote on Wednesday, senators voted against the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, which would have weakened the regulation of ballast water.

Veronica Volk

Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.

Elizabeth Miller/ideastream

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on Ohio’s 2016 list of impaired waters within 30 days.

In his 25-page order, Judge James Carr criticizes both the Ohio EPA and its federal counterpart for refusing to comply with several parts of the Clean Water Act. 

Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department / Ice rescue practice

Great Lakes Today's report on fatalities related to unstable ice has been named "Outstanding Public Affair Series" in the New York State Broadcasters Association competition. Reporters Angelica A. Morrison and Veronica Volk produced the series "Deadly Winter."

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